2005-09-09 Spike activity

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:


Headlines note that the Chernobyl disaster is “likely to kill 4,000” but most seem to skip over the more surprising conclusion of the report, that the most significant impact of the Chernobyl disaster has been on mental health.

Stay Free! Daily note some recent research about the negative effects of TV on cognitive and educational development in children.

The “brain is still evolving” claims scientists in new study.

Tiredness from working long shifts can affect doctor’s judgement as much as three or four beers suggests new research.

The Guardian has a fascinating profile of influential biologist, anthropologist and contradictarian Robert Trivers.

Gamblers are more likely to be superstitious than the rest of the population.

Younger boys may have trouble perceiving emotional expression in other people’s faces.

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